This year's conference will take place:

June 2-4, 2021

Westmont College

Global Leadership Center

Santa Barbara, California

As a leader, how do you build an organization that both succeeds and makes an enduring impact on society?  At Lead Where You Stand, you’ll hear from world-class speakers in an intimate environment who will inspire you to lead well and pursue the greater good. Whether you come from the business world, a non-profit organization or the government, you’ll gain valuable new insights and skills. You can even stay in comfortable rooms on Westmont’s beautiful campus.


Geoffrey Moore

Geoffrey Moore, a bestselling author, speaker and advisor, focuses on the market dynamics of disruptive innovations. His first book, “Crossing the Chasm,” describes challenges start-up companies face as they move from early adopting to mainstream customers. Now in a third edition, it has sold more than a million copies. His most recent work, “Escape Velocity,” examines the difficulties large enterprises face when they add a new line of business. Moore earned a degree in American literature at Stanford and completed a doctorate in English literature at the University of Washington. After teaching for four years, he began a career in high tech as a training specialist. Eventually he founded three marketing consulting firms. He advises both start-up companies and high-tech enterprises such as Salesforce, Microsoft and Intel.

Erin Meyer

Meyer, author of “The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business,” is a professor at INSEAD, an international business school with campuses in France, Singapore and Abu Dhabi. Based in Paris, she analyzes how national cultural differences impact business and speaks about cross cultural management and global teamwork. She was selected by Thinkers50 as one of the 50 most influential business thinkers of 2017. In addition HR Magazine named her as one of the 30 most important HR thinkers of the same year. At INSEAD, she is senior affiliate professor of the organizational behavior department and program director for Leading Across Borders and Cultures, which teaches students how to lead in a complex, cross-border, multicultural environment.

David Brooks

Brooks, New York Times columnist and author of the best-selling book “The Road to Character,” is one of America’s most prominent political and social commentators. He writes a bi-weekly op-ed column for the New York Times and regularly appears on PBS News Hour and National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. He has also written “The Social Animal,” “On Paradise Drive,” and “Bobos in Paradise.” He worked at the Wall Street Journal for nine years and has written for the New Yorker, Forbes, the Washington Post, and many other periodicals. A graduate of the University of Chicago, he has taught at Duke University and teaches a global affairs course on humility at Yale University. This is the third year Brooks has been a keynote speaker at the conference.

Gayle Beebe

Gayle Beebe, president at Westmont since 2007, has spent 26 years in higher education. He has authored or edited 10 books and more than 40 articles, including "The Shaping of An Effective Leader: Eight Formative Principles of Leadership" and "Longing for God: Seven Paths of Christian Devotion." Leading unprecedented growth at Westmont while facing significant challenges, he has loved attracting new resources to build out the campus, developing new academic and co-curricular programs, and pursuing the next horizon. He received master's degrees in divinity from Princeton Theological Seminar, in philosophy of religion and theology from Claremont Graduate University, and in business administration in strategic management from the Peter F. Drucker School at Claremont, and a doctorate in philosophy of religion and theology at Claremont.